IPIC’s Annual Conference is the most important IP conference in Canada. It is an opportunity for members of the IP community to learn about exciting developments in IP and to earn annual CPD and CLE credits. Join us virtually this year and be part of an incredible conference!
NOTE: ALL PROGRAM SESSIONS ARE LISTED IN EASTERN TIME
|07:00-08:00||WALK WITH WING – AN OUTDOOR NETWORKING EVENT|
|08:40-09:40||KEYNOTE SPEAKER | Manjit Minhas|
|10:00-11:00||PLENARY | A Debate: Are the Robots Taking Over? – Should AI Be Considered a Creator/Inventor?|
|11:00-12:00||IPIC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING|
|14:00-15:00||PATENTS | Green Patenting and ESG Innovation Disconnect
TRADEMARKS | Searching for Authenticity: Legal and Practical Matters for Corporate Support of ESG Issues
|15:00-16:00||PATENTS | Remedies for Patent Infringement - Dow v Nova: Key Issues
TRADEMARKS | Beyond Trademarks: Branding from a Broader Perspective
|16:00||TIME TO EXPLORE WHISTLER|
|08:15-09:00||HONOURING NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH & RECONCILIATION|
|09:00-09:30||PLENARY | CIPO Update|
|09:30-10:30||PLENARY | The College of Patent Agents & Trademark Agents|
|10:45-11:45||PATENTS | (Session TBC)
COPYRIGHT | Right of Repair and Technical Protection Measures: Risks, Benefits and Where We’re Headed
|12:00-13:00||IP ROUNDTABLES AND LUNCH|
|13:15-14:15||PATENTS | Patent Office Roundtable
TRADEMARKS | Trademarks Office Roundtable
|14:15-15:15||PLENARY | The “Culture Shift” in Litigation Towards Getting to Judgment Quickly - What Has Worked and What Hasn’t|
|15:30-16:30||PLENARY | Lessons Towards Understanding How Indigenous Communities Protect Indigenous Knowledge|
|16:30||END OF PROGRAMMING|
This program is eligible for Substantive Hours and contains Professionalism Hours or Ethics Hours where applicable.
|PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS
|Law Society of Ontario
||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 6||
PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5**
|Law Society of British Columbia||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 6||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5|
|Law Society of Saskatchewan||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 6||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5|
|Law Society of Alberta||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 6||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5|
|Law Society of Manitoba||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to):6||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5|
|Barreau du Québec||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 9.5||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: N/A|
|Law Society of New Brunswick||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 6||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: N/A|
|New York State CLE Board||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 7||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 4|
|California State Bar||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 6||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5|
*Professionalism | Ethics Hours
**Includes up to 1 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Professionalism Hours.
Accreditation of this program in other jurisdictions will be considered if interest is expressed. Please contact Kim Arial at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IPIC offers a special discount* of $100 for the following categories.
Discounts cannot be combined, only one discount code is applicable per registration.
In-house corporate practitioner – Coupon Code: CORPORATE
Practitioner in small practice – Coupon Code: SMALLPRACT
Eligible to individuals with two (2) or fewer registered agents or lawyers in their firm.
Young practitioner – Coupon Code: YOUNGPRACT
Eligible to individuals who are 35 years or younger who do not have their registration fees paid or reimbursed (fully or partially) by their firm/company.
Full-time academic – Coupon Code: ACADEMIC
Financial aid may be available to attend the conference. Applicants will be considered on the basis of their annual income.
A cancellation fee of $50 (plus applicable tax) will apply to cancellations received in writing on or before September 14, 2021.
Refunds will not be issued after this date, but substitutions will be permitted.